2017 Burgundy en primeur


Last November we made the trek to Burgundy for an unusually positive set of cellar visits and tastings. These were marked as much by relief that at last the size of the harvest was approaching normality as they were by pleasure in the overall quality. Vignerons have something to sell and what they have is rather beautiful. Though obviously we’ve been warned by everyone not to necessarily expect bigger allocations. You can insert your own eyerolling emoji.

Whites are easier to judge and across the board their energy, texture, ripeness and integration showed very well. They share a lot with 2012 and 14. They display both a juicy fruit quality with a lean citrus backbone and are very attractive.

The reds were immediately attractive but impossible to associate with any other vintage unless you’re showing off and referencing the 1940s. They will age very well from the structure, but many older vignerons say they’ll continue to be fun drinking and are unlikely to close down. Though this is Burgundy and all opinions are to be taken with a pinch of salt. What characterises them is their just-ripe balance and elegance. They’re elusive and fey.

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Vintage Description Cs Sz Bt Sz Cs Bts Cs ib Cs inc Bt inc
2017 drink or keep Vincent Dureuil-Janthial Rully Rouge
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12x 75cl ep ep - - - Buy
2017 young Jean-Paul Droin Chablis
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6x 75cl 27 0 £87.00 - - Buy
2017 young Jean-Paul Droin Chablis Mont de Milieu
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6x 75cl 2 0 £156.00 - - Buy
2017 young Jean-Paul Droin Chablis Vaillons
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6x 75cl 9 0 £126.00 - - Buy
2017 young Jean-Paul Droin Chablis Vaucoupin
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6x 75cl 4 0 £126.00 - - Buy
2017 young Jean-Paul Droin Chablis Vosgros
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6x 75cl 4 0 £126.00 - - Buy
2017 young Bernard Dugat-Py Bourgogne Rouge
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6x 75cl 3 0 £170.00 - - Buy
2017 young Bernard Dugat-Py Bourgogne Blanc
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6x 75cl 1 0 £170.00 - - Buy
2017 young Bernard Dugat-Py Bourgogne Halinard
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6x 75cl 2 0 £200.00 - - Buy
2017 young Bernard Dugat-Py Gevrey Evocelles
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6x 75cl 1 0 £555.00 - - Buy
2017 young Bernard Dugat-Py Gevrey Coeur de Roy TVV
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6x 75cl 8 0 £525.00 - - Buy
2017 young Bernard Dugat-Py Gevrey Vieilles Vignes
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6x 75cl 8 0 £390.00 - - Buy
2017 young Bernard Dugat-Py Gevrey Fonteny
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6x 75cl 1 0 £975.00 - - Buy
2017 drink or keep Felettig Bourgogne Aligote
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6x 75cl 12 0 £60.00 - - Buy
2017 young Felettig Bourgogne Rouge
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6x 75cl 4 0 £75.00 - - Buy
2017 drink or keep Felettig Hautes Cotes de Beaune Blanc
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6x 75cl 11 0 £84.00 - - Buy
2017 young Felettig Chambolle-Musigny VV
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6x 75cl 2 0 £195.00 - - Buy
2017 young Felettig Morey En la Rue de Vergy
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6x 75cl 4 0 £200.00 - - Buy
2017 young Felettig Nuits Blanc Les Terres Blanches
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6x 75cl 4 0 £250.00 - - Buy
2017 young Felettig Vosne-Romanee
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6x 75cl 3 0 £220.00 - - Buy
2017 young Henri Gouges Nuits-St-Georges
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6x 75cl 2 0 £195.00 - - Buy
2017 young Henri Gouges Nuits Clos des Porrets
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6x 75cl 1 0 £250.00 - - Buy
2017 young Henri Gouges Nuits-St-Georges Pruliers
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6x 75cl 2 0 £320.00 - - Buy
2017 young Jean Guiton Pernand Les Vergelesses
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12x 75cl 1 0 £240.00 - - Buy
2017 young Jean Grivot Bourgogne Pinot Noir
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6x 75cl 4 0 £150.00 - - Buy

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